The Truth Behind Thyroid Disorders

Trends are everywhere, even in the health world. So right now kale and quinoa are the “IT” foods and there are about a million barre workouts that are sure to change your body and make you the fittest you’ve ever been. The “IT” health problem right now seems to be thyroid problems. Everyone says they know someone with a thyroid disorder, disease, or cancer. And while it’s unclear whether or not quinoa and Pure Barre are going to save your life, getting screened and being conscious of Thyroid disorders could.

The most astounding statistic on thyroid problems from the American Thyroid Association is that 12 percent of the US population will develop a thyroid problem. This means that 20 million Americans have some kind of thyroid disorder. To put that number into perspective, that is more than twice the total population of New York City. Women are between five and eight times more likely to have a thyroid problem than men, which means one in every eight women will experience a problem in their lifetime.

These statistics are alarming, and a little bit scary at first, but the reason this information is important is that most thyroid disorders are manageable with treatment. And since the reason for thyroid disorders is largely unknown, it is imperative that people get tested.

Screenings and early treatment help allow the significant number of Americans with thyroid problems live normal and healthy lives. At Doctors Imaging we offer high-resolution thyroid ultrasound to evaluate thyroid problems. We offer these non-invasive scans at a price up to 50 percent less than the neighboring hospitals helping keep the New Orleans community as healthy as possible.